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Unformatted text preview: ituational Crime Prevention
Situational Crime Prevention Criminal acts will be avoided if:
• potential targets are carefully guarded
the means to commit crime are controlled
potential offenders are carefully monitored Situational Crime Prevention Situational Crime Prevention Strategies Strategies designed to reduce or eliminate a specific crime problem include:
• increasing the effort needed to commit a crime
increasing the risk of committing crime
reducing the rewards of crime
removing excuses Benefits of Situational Crime Benefits of Situational Crime Prevention Diffusion ~ when efforts to prevent one crime unintentionally prevent another crime as well Discouragement ~ when crime control efforts targeting a specific location help reduce crime in surrounding areas Costs of Situational Crime Prevention
Costs of Situational Crime Prevention Displacement ~ when crime control efforts redirect offenders to alternative targets Extinction ~ when cr...
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This document was uploaded on 03/23/2014.
- Spring '14